Thursday, April 19, 2012

Selective Responsibility

The Los Angelese times published photos of good, albeit silly but decent American soldiers standing next to the corpses of evil Islamic suicide bombers, apparently:
The decision to publish the photos, provided by an anonymous soldier, also set off a debate about whether the newspaper had acted responsibly.
Yet according to the Los Angeles Times' editor:
LA Times editor Davan Maharaj said, "After careful consideration, we decided that publishing a small but representative selection of the photos would fulfill our obligation to readers to report vigorously and impartially on all aspects of the American mission in Afghanistan, including the allegation that the images reflect a breakdown in unit discipline that was endangering US troops."
I could be mistaken but I'm pretty sure the Los Angeles Times didn't feel it had any similar obligation to readers to publish the Danish Mohammed cartoons. You know, being all vigorous and impartial.

I guess pissing off Americans is a lot safer.


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